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CONTACT: MONIQUE DI CARLO
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486
email:monique-dicarlo@uiowa.edu

Release: Jan. 10, 2000

Women's Center offers workshop on coalition building

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Women's Resource and Action Center, together with The University of Iowa School of Social Work and the Emma Goldman Clinic for Women, will offer a workshop entitled "Building Coalitions," on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 6-9 p.m. in the Ohio State Room in the Iowa Memorial Union. The seminar is part of an ongoing series on training for social change.

"The Social Change Training Program is designed to teach practical skills to use in progressive social change work," says Monique DiCarlo, director of the Women's Resource and Action Center. "More than ever, it is important for activists to work together collaboratively and form strong and effective coalitions. In this training, we'll focus specifically on skills needed to do that."

Trainers for the seminar include Salome Raheim, associate professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Social Work; Monique DiCarlo, director of the Women's Resource and Action Center; and Karen Kubby, executive director of the Emma Goldman Clinic for Women, artist and activist who recently completed her third term as a member of the Iowa City City Council. All three presenters have extensive and varied experience in community organizing and activism addressing issues of racism, poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, environmental protection and workers' rights.

There is a $10 fee for the workshop; some scholarships are available. To register or to arrange for childcare or a disability accommodation, please call (319) 335-1486.